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. >>> oakland police have fended off the feds for now. the city cut a last-minute deal with civil rights authorities to avoid a full-scale takeover of the department. a person would be appointed by a judge and paid by the city. both sides can claim a partial victory. >> reporter: the plaintiffs will now have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that changes are made. if they aren't made, they can go to the court and ask for changes in the police chief and the command staff. the city gets to hold onto its popular police chief and another shot at making things good with the plaintiffs. what they avoid is a complete federal takeover, an embarrassment for the city and could also lead to a judge telling them they don't have enough cops and order them to hire more. >>> crime was the subject of a neighborhood meeting in oakland a few hours ago. the mayor was there, so was the police chief. neighbors tell reporter linda yi that it seemed to be all talk. >> reporter: the mayor and police brass admitted upfront, violent crime is on the rise. specifically robberies. se
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